Best nail polish shades for summer, according to Instagram
Summer is just around the corner, nail salons are reopening and I’m ready for some new nail inspiration. Whenever I’m hungry for ideas, whether it’s outfits, nails, or even hairstyles, I head straight to Instagram. Even when you think you’ve seen all the photos on the app (trust me, I’ve been there), something new and exciting still pops up. I’m constantly looking for nail photos for TZR’s IG feed, so putting together the best nail polish shades for the summer just seems like a no-brainer.
Right now on Instagram I see a lot of bright and uplifting nail polish shades. Specifically, I see a lot of pale, sunny yellow. Over the past few years, I think people have stayed away from yellow for fear that it will be too bright, but this year we all need something to cheer us up (not to mention the Pantone named Illuminating as one of their colors of 2021).
While I’ve turned to warmer nail polish shades in the past, I’m definitely noticing cooler undertones starting to dominate on my favorite IG manicure accounts. Shades of green, lavender and muted blues spread across the entire platform.
If you’re looking to get inspired for your next trip to the nail salon (or your local drugstore to buy new polish), keep scrolling.
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Essie Sunny Business
The buttery dressing stick has now evolved into a buttery nail stick, and I don’t mind that. I’ll welcome the warmer weather with Essie’s Sunny Business on my nails.
Mint green coast
Green is the color of the year, without a doubt, and mint is sure to explode this summer. Côte’s mint green hue is the perfect modern take on this classic hue.
OPI Sun, sea and sand in my pants
Every year when summer arrives, I become obsessed with vibrant colors. This season, I’m tangerine, and OPI’s Sun, Sea, And Sand In My Pants definitely satisfy that craving.
The pea-green nails were all on Instagram this spring, and the trend is sure to continue into the summer. Get Orosa’s Honeydew shade to try the trend.
See my toes happy baby
Blood orange reminds me of the perfect grapefruit cocktail, and that’s the vibe I’m going for this season. See My Toes’ Happy Baby will be on my nails all summer long.
Sunday Amethyst Violet
Lavender is one of those classic nail polish shades that will never go out of style, so there’s no harm in updating your collection. Add Sunday Amethyst Purple to your must-have list.
Lisa Rain Rain Go Away Nail Polish
Rain Rain Go Away by Lisa Nail Lacquer is the perfect blue shade. Although I’ve stayed away from blue nail polish in the past, this shade is too good to pass up.